Funding will be used for testing and to purchase additional medical supplies.
(Washington, D.C.) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced yesterday that Kentucky will receive $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the commonwealth.
The funding is the result of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act which Congress passed earlier this month.
The funding will be used by HRSA-funded CHCs in Kentucky for testing and to purchase additional medical supplies. It will also be used to help increase telehealth services across the Commonwealth.
“Community health centers are an essential resource for quality, primary care in many rural areas of Kentucky. Bolstered with additional federal support for telehealth, testing,9 and protective equipment, these healthcare professionals will continue to serve Kentuckians in need as we respond to the national health crisis,” McConnell said. “I’ll continue working with President Trump and my colleagues to combat the health and economic effects of COVID-19 in Kentucky and around the country.”